Ok, ok, my mom keeps telling me I need to tell people I'm home. So....
And by that I mean,
I'M HOOOOOOOOOOME! :D
I'm enjoying the variable temperatures of a Midwest summer. No sweating in the sun today! And the company of friends and family. And the hot showers. And the mold-free clothes. And the food!
Panama has become a very special place to me over the last few years. And as much as it was sad to leave, I'm ready for the next chapter. I loved it and hated it. I learned a lot from it's people and landscapes and creepy crawlies. I laughed a lot and cried a lot. I failed. Often. I also succeeded. I celebrated.
Being a Peace Corps Volunteer, you are always meeting new people and saying goodbye to old ones. There is a constant flow of awesome individuals and close friends that come and then inevitably go. Like it or not, you get a lot of practice at goodbyes and after a while they get less sad, believe it or not. :)
-Peter Leo RPCV Kenya 1969
Peace out, Panama! It's been real.